Posted Date: December 12, 2017
After what many considered a dithering reluctance, the bureau charged with maintaining order in the world’s biggest speculative markets, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is ramping up efforts to consider regulatory policy toward cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and cryptocurrency funds. This comes directly after two key executive appointments this year along with ever-more attention drawn […] The post SEC Ramps Up Crypto Oversight – Hires Coin ETF ”Expert” appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator Joseph Borg. Coupled with accounts of credit cards and equity loans being used to obtain bitcoin, it raises the possibility of risk-taking investors being left deeply indebted or potentially even homeless. Also read: Bitcoin Is a New Haven From Hyperinflation for Rich Latin Americans Betting […] The post Americans Are Taking Out Mortgages to Buy Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
The Year of Bitcoin is finishing strong, as its spread into the mainstream, from finance to popular culture, gains traction apace with its price increases. From The Big Bang Theory dedicating a bitcoin subplot to an episode to Startup creating an entire series around the topic, the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency is getting a new boost, […] The post Howard Stern and Saturday Night Live Reference Bitcoin as Popularity Grows appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
South Korea’s top financial regulators have clarified their position following reports by local media that they have been considering a possible ban on all cryptocurrency transactions, particularly bitcoin. Also read: Russian Presidential Candidate: ‘We Will Legalize Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies’ Regulators Discuss the Extent of Regulation Reports circulated on Friday that South Korean regulators are considering […] The post South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
This week a new bitcoin cash (BCH) based protocol has been released that aims to add privacy capabilities to BCH transactions. The software, called Cash Shuffle, enables BCH users to obfuscate their transactions by combining funds with other Cash Shuffle users. Also read: Bitflyer CEO Says Japan and Leverage Is Leading Bitcoin Markets Higher Cash Shuffle […] The post Meet ‘Cash Shuffle’, the Privacy-Centric Protocol for Bitcoin Cash appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
Changetip is the gift that keeps giving. One year after the micro-tipping service shut down, account holders are logging in to discover forgotten bitcoin worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The San Francisco-based micropayment platform is no more, but its legacy lives on through forgotten bitcoin shrapnel that is now worth multitudes more. Also […] The post People Are Discovering Bitcoin Worth Thousands of Dollars in Changetip Accounts appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
ssBorg ICO raised 10 million USD in one day. The tokensale is live now with 5% bonus. Lausanne, Switzerland: SwissBorg ICO started on December 7th. The project has already raised over $10 million in the first 12 hours and has successfully passed a soft cap of $5 million. Tokens are available for purchase at the price of $0.1 per 1 CHSB token. Inspired by the open-source philosophy, SwissBorg is leveraging on a new type of open protocol utility: “proof of meritocracy” aiming to revolutionize the wealth management industry. A core feature of the CHSB Token is giving holders the ability to choose the direction in which the network will develop. The CHSB token is used to generate a Referendum token, called the “RSB token”. For each DAO's direction, the RSB token is used by the holders to make decisions on the referendum proposals. The voting power will be calculated based on the amount of CHSB tokens each user holds when the referendum announcement is made. The post PR: Swissborg Crypto Wealth Management ICO Raised 10 Million Usd in One Day appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
Bitcoin’s value is higher than ever before, and the Japanese yen has been the top currency used within bitcoin’s global trade volume over the past year. According to the CEO of the Tokyo-based trading platform Bitflyer, Yuzo Kano, the current bull run is being bolstered by market movers utilizing leverage.    Also read: This App is […] The post Bitflyer CEO Says Japan and Leverage Is Leading Bitcoin Markets Higher appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 12, 2017
Hard forks to reset a cryptocurrency to a previous state can be very contentious, tearing apart communities of supporters into warring factions. Ethereum already underwent such a scenario after the DAO debacle, creating a precedent, and now Parity is asking for a hard fork.  Also Read: A Hacker Gained Access to the Bitcoin Gold Windows […] The post Parity Calls for Ethereum Hard Fork to Reverse $230 Million Bug appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 11, 2017
Bitcoin users can now purchase a variety of precious metals, bullion, coins, bars and numismatics products from the popular online dealer Apmex. The firm announced accepting bitcoin on December 8 and said they are “thrilled to welcome the use of cryptocurrency.” Also Read: Bitfinex Experiences Withdrawal Difficulties Bullion Dealer Apmex Accepts Bitcoin for Over 10,000 Products […] The post Precious Metals Dealer Apmex Now Accepts Bitcoin for Purchases appeared first on Bitcoin News.